The new 28th edition of The Official(R) Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps is updated to give you the current value of every U.S. postage stamp along with its illustration on every page. This in-depth source makes it easy to identify and price the collection you own and the stamps you want to buy. This is the most comprehensive ...
The new 28th edition of The Official(R) Blackbook Price Guide to United States Postage Stamps is updated to give you the current value of every U.S. postage stamp along with its illustration on every page. This in-depth source makes it easy to identify and price the collection you own and the stamps you want to buy. This is the most comprehensive pocket stamp guide available, with information on collecting and investing and how to buy, sell, and grade stamps. With complete listings of stamp publications and organizations, this is your passport to the stamp-collecting community. Special Features: - Scott numbers for all possible varieties appear with each stamp illustration - An up-to-date market review that traces current trends in stamp collecting and investing - Exclusive prices for first day cover, mint sheets, plate blocks, line pairs, and PNCs - Essential information on how to identify types
Very informational. Lists all current stamps to date. Be nice if it were in color. Worth it.
Jul 5, 2007
Not a valid price guide
A new edition of this mass market paperback gets printed every year. While some of the information at the front of the book will be helpful to new collectors, I believe the scarcity of color photographs and the placement of stamp images on pages far removed from the stamp descriptions make this a poor reference guide. My biggest problem with this "price guide" is that the values quoted for mint sheets and plate blocks are vastly over-stated. Any stamp dealer would be delighted to sell to you at Official Blackbook prices... In short, you have no hope of selling your collection at the values shown in this book. I strongly recommend that invest your money in one of the OTHER stamp catalogues on the market. The small incremental cost will be money well spent.
Jun 21, 2007
If you collect stamps, this is a "must have" book, great detail. with pictures, prices and also tips and advise on stamp collecting
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